Staff Sergeant Edward A. Van Ravenstein

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Collection Winnebago County Historical Commission
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Description Gelatin print of Staff Sergeant Edward A. Van Ravenstein.
Year Range from 1942
Event World War II
Year range to 1943
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes Bust view of Staff Sergeant Edward A. Van Ravenstein. He is wearing a service uniform and hat. He wears Distinctive Unit Badges on his lapels.
Edward A. Van Ravenstein was from Oshkosh, WI, the son of Adrian and Minnie Van Ravenstein. He entered the Army during World War II and was trained as a crewman on B-17s. He flew fifteen bombing missions over Europe. While on a bombing mission over Kiel, Germany on May 15, 1943 his B-17 "F. D. R." was shot down. Seven parachutes were seen to open as the plane went down. He was then listed as Missing in Action. A year later he was officially declared Killed in Action. He was presented the Purple Heart and Air Medal with oak leaf cluster posthumously.
Object ID P2005.20.37
Object Name Print, Photographic
People Van Ravenstein, Edward A.
Print size 5" x 7"
Subjects Portrait photographs
World War II
United States Army Air Force
European Theater of Operations
Title Staff Sergeant Edward A. Van Ravenstein
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